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01/28/09 at 15:07:27

1boxley1   Offline
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I have heard some discussion about Libson Bottoms on this site and it sounds like a place I need to know more about since this is all new to me.  Could somebody out there fill me in?  What to expect, where is it located, etc.  Thanks for the help.
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Reply #1 - 01/28/09 at 17:10:29

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Sugget you contact Erin Magee aka Quickblade14.  Erin is the resident expert on Lisbon Bottoms  Shocked
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Reply #2 - 01/28/09 at 18:27:12
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One of the dispatches I sent out last year prior to the race covered this fairly well.

http://rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1213678099/0#0

I believe it's dispatch #6  or #5 one of those.  Heck, read them all.  Good information.

Don't fear the Lisbon Bottoms.  Except in the dark.

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Reply #3 - 01/28/09 at 22:57:36

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Thanks for the information.  Very helpful!
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Reply #4 - 01/29/09 at 06:48:24

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scott it's number 6 but the link to the map page no longer goes to lisbon bottoms (at least on my computer it doesn't. )
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Reply #5 - 01/29/09 at 07:10:04
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Hmmm.  Seems to have changed.  But if you use that link to get to "Missouri" on Google Maps, just change it to "Glasgow, MO and follow the river downstream a few miles to the big S.
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Reply #6 - 01/29/09 at 09:10:31

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You can also google "Lisbon, MO" zoom out a little (look left) and WALLA!
 

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Reply #7 - 01/29/09 at 09:13:09

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I'm guessing that the little "cut through" pictured in the middle of the above satelite image, though tempting, is not the fastest route through Lisbon Bottoms?  Sure looks shorter... is there just no flow?
 
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Reply #8 - 01/29/09 at 09:21:43
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The problem is really at the entrance to the chute.  If you zoom in to the entrance you see some rock structure that makes for some turbulent water.  Significant drops at most water levels.  In the dark, folks sometimes get confused that this is the right way to go and it rarely works.   Note the barge near the chute entrance... these are BIG cuts in the rock dikes.  And at night, you hear the water roaring through.  And if you're paddling along that edge... well, it might be tough not to go in there.

Other folks have gotten confused by some of the bigger wing dikes on the opposite shore and ended up paddling behind them, disoriented in some shallow, sucking muck.

If you study it a little and know what to expect... and stay in the middle.... everything works out fine.   Or, if the sun is up... it's easier.


Link: <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lisbon,+mo&sll=38.00...;
 
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Reply #9 - 01/29/09 at 15:07:51

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I would also add that it's no fun doing the channel route at night either as it does not obey "the rules"
Plus after big spring floods- the channel route will change. (It did last year).
 

If you find yourself suddenly smack dab in the middle of hell, stopping is not an option.
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